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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
to the propositions. a big story around the bay area and the state. let's look at the big one. governor brown has a lot riding on prop 30. you essentially heard all of the information on this. this would increase taxes for people making $250,000 or more. most of the money would go to public schools. jerry brown, about an hour said hang tight, we're going to come back in this race. and he speaks the truth. in the last hour, prop 30 has taken a slight lead in terms of the yes votes. yes on 30. very slightly over the no votes. >> all right. let's check in with cheryl hurd live in sacramento, where the governor has been the last couple of weeks, making a big push for yes on 30. saying he needed this to pass or the trigger cuts were going to go in. but it was iffy for a very long time. >> no one is giving up on this race. this crowd right here is waiting for the governor. a lot of people you see here are waiting on pins and needles as they watch these results come in for a yes on 30. a yes on 30 would add between $7 billion and $9 billion a year for the next seven years through an increased tax. right
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> and voters deciding to tax themselves. governor jerry brown is behind the measure. groups have spent millions of dollars trying to defeat. he was out in oakland casting his vote. we have christie smith joining us live from oakland with why this will not be an easy vote and proposition. >> reporter: good morning. a real slow, but steady group of voters here in oakland. governor jerry brown is among the first this morning. he told reporters he thinks the tax increases are a reasonable thing to ask given the alternative $6 billion in cuts. governor jerry brown greeted supporters of proposition 30 in the oakland hills. voted by the back drop of the fire station with the dalmation by his side. >> i think that's a proposition that speaks for itself and i wouldn't be a bit surprised if the outcome is more positive than move you are expecting. >> reporter: he was surrounded by oakland teachers. >> i feel optimistic and not entirely confident. if i was entirely confident, i would not go out this afternoon to do poll watching. >> reporter: the initiative is about funding education and it is more, publi
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
on a sliding scale, this one has failed. overnight, prop 30 does pass. prop 30 is governor brown's personal tax initiative. this one will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years. it will raise the sales tax by a quarter percent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30, the devastating cuts that are avoided, let's turn things over to christy smith. live in sacramento and she has more on governor brown's big-time victory out there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a big win for governor jerry brown. he had to overcome long-term anti-tax sentiment that's been going on here in california. but he told supporters that in the end proposition 30 basically sold itself. he said that at an election night party, governor brown took the stage as prop 30 gained a slim lead last late night. it had support in the bay area, along the coast and los angeles. inland areas actually rejected it. he had promised that rejecting it would trigger $6 billion in cuts to schools starting as early as january. but critics argued that
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
fund education. the california voters passed prop 30. governor brown expected to speak later this morning. "today in the bay's" christy smith live in sacramento with the expectations for that. >> reporter: governor jerry brown told his supporters late last night, i know people have their doubts. can you go to california voters and ask them to vote to raise taxes on themselves. well, he did. and, as you said, it looks like it passed. governor jerry brown signature tax measure proposition 30. he spoke with supporters at the hotel near the capital last night. he expressed confidence it would pass. looks like he was right. enjoyed support in places like san francisco and coastal areas but not so much in rural areas of the state. this measure has been the governor's focus for two years. if it would have been defeated, brown said nearly $6 billion in budget cuts would fall mostly on public schools. >> i'm very optimistic. this -- no, it looks good. we're ahead. and we're going to -- god willing, we're going to stay ahead. >> reporter: now, what prop 30 does it raises sales tax for
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
, most recent polls show that governor jerry brown's $6 billion tax increase plan is ahead 48%. no voters at 38% and undecided at 14%. this according to the most recent field poll. fines are up at the office for prop 30 where schools will lose millions of dollars and public schools are treading water already. oakland schools emerged from a state crisis and brown has had strong resistance. an $11 million donation from an arizona group that opposes prop 30. this morning, it released its list of contributors, but they are not all that clear. even an oakland school board elections, they had outside influence. >> we had $100,000 put into a school board race in oakland from outside donors. so this is something that the country has to look at and this is about our democracy. it is not about a single issue or a single race. this is about money influencing how votes are cast and influencing elections unduly. >> reporter: now today governor brown is expected to hit a number of cities, including sacramento, san diego and san francisco. there is a rally this afternoon at 4:30. teachers plan to go to
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
at georgia brown's. >> the people have been actually calling the staunt since it the election has already been over. >> reporter: while businesses around town prepare to cash in, amy london's crossing her fingers. if she doesn't get the five grand. >> $3,000 i'm hoping. exciting. >> the presidential inauguration, by the way, is scheduled for monday, january 21st, which is also the public holiday for the birth day of martin luther king. >>> just days after the presidential election, the supreme court announced it will review a key part of the voting rights act. the justices agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark act that requires 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way those states hold lakeses. well, the justices say they will look at whether that provision is outdated annan fair since the voting rights act was put into place more than 40 years ago. >>> and coming up next at 5:00, more fallout from the scandal involving general david petraeus. we'll show you how the nba discovered the
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
, that is with 92% of the precincts reporting so far. governor brown and prop 30 supporters stayed up late into the night watching those votes. proposition, you'll recall, raises the sales tax by a quarter percent. the initiative would raise about $6 billion. most of which would go towards public schools and higher education. late last night governor brown said things are looking good. >> i'm very optimistic. no, it looks good. we're ahead and we're going to, god willing, we're going to stay ahead. >> governor brown, state lawmakers and teachers have pushed, hard, to pass prop 30 but opponents are not giving up. they say the race is still too close to call. if it fail, the school year would be cut short by two to three weeks. in the meantime, proposition 30's rival initiative prop 38 has failed. here's a look at those numbers. strongly, 72% voting against it. 28% voting in favor of proposition 38. prop 38 would have also raised taxes to fund education. kind of focusing on the younger group. the preschoolers. >> there were a number of other propositions. one of them was an attempt to elimin
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
. all this wet weather reportedly force ad brown pelican off course and into the backyard of a home in santa cruz. the wild rescue organization said it is very unusual to find a brown pelican in this area. they said the bird is weak and dehydrated and it was probably blown off course or simply confused. a look outside at downtown san francisco. it is beautiful. you can see we are on storm watch and we'll continue to track the weather throughout this newscast and this evening. remember, for the latest weather jump dates, you can also go to nbcbayarea.com. and you can send us your pictures. >> the cold-blooded murders of two teenage girls in oakland have a community reeling tonight. the girl just 15 and 16 were killed over the weekend in a hail of gun fire. and as jody hernandez reports, neighbors stay shootings are the tipping point for what already feels like a war zone. >> there will never be a day i won't miss my daughter. not one. >> reporter: she is beside herself. thinking about how her 16-year-old daughter bobby and her daughter's best friend, 15-year-old raquel, died. the two
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
of those measures asking californians for more money, proposition 30. governor jerry brown and other big-name politicians making a last-minute push to push the tax initiative, which would fund education, health care and prison realignment programs. governor will vote on the issue later this morning. >>> christie smith joins us live in oakland outside the polling location. good morning, christie. >> governor jerry brown is expected to be here at oakland fire station 6 around 7:00, 7:15 this morning and he is expected to be surrounded by a group of educators. they're voting for proposition 30, which is widely seen as a tax initiative to support public schools. now, the governor attended a rally yesterday in san francisco with mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. proposition 30 impacts more than education, though. it impacts public safety and health care and amend the state constitution to set aside funding for the governor's realignment program and those with no on 30 say the governor didn't really have to make the tie to education. >> it's a false choice to say that it is either edu
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
dream alive. yes on 30. thanks! >> reporter: if you listen to governor brown and others, you would think that a yes on 30 means all money would go to help public schools and college funding. >> our community college loses. our san francisco state loses. >> the university of california has increased tuition once, twice, three times. it can't do it anymore. >> reporter: and when you press the governor to talk about how the passage of 30 would affect something other than education -- >> governor, it's about much more than education, though. >> it's about california. it's about the california dream. >> reporter: governor brown is selling a dream. but the reality is prop 30 impacts more than education. it would impact public safety and health care. if it passes, proposition 30 would raise more than $6 billion annually in taxes for the next seven years. it would also amend the state constitution to set aside funding for the governor's prison realignment program. and money would go toward medical care. so why focus the message on education? those who are against 30 feel the governor is doing ed
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
percent. the income tax is retroactive to the beginning of this year. governor brown, who campaigned tirelessly, considers the vote a win not for himself but for the state. he says the new money will cover $6 billion in education cuts that were made in recent years. >> the good news is the state has been reaching into the pockets of school districts to take money out because it couldn't pay the bills. that day is over. we are now living within our means because of the cuts and because of prop 30. >> reporter: governor brown adds that rating services such as standard & poor's are already noting california's new income and viewing its financial outlook favorably. >> now the passage of both proposition 30 and san francisco's proposition a provides sorely needed funds to san francisco city college as well. prop 30 narrowly passed and measure a received more than 60% of the vote. but the school is in such dire straits that long-term problems will still taunt administrators for a while. nbc's barry santiago is at city college with more. this is a long time in the making, arturo. >> it is,
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
that it won't have to raise tuition next year. governor brown says that's unrealistic even with prop 30, which raised taxes to prevent deeper education cuts. students say it's time for an end to cuts and hikes. a spokesperson for the regents say prop 30 fund will help stabilize the system but they still lost $900 million in state funding over the last four years. >>> more education news for you now. bay area nonprofit that helps low income students get into college is planning a major expansion in san francisco. college track will double the number of high school students they serve in the city's bayview district. the ceo of college track sat down me this week and we talked about the hurdles that students face when they want to go to college. >> the reality, is i'm the first in my family to go to college had. that isn't the expectation you have in a minority family, that you're going to go to college. it's not usually what your parents think and not for yourself. >> what we found is there's an idea that students and families want to go to college. but they don't necessarily know how to get the
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> happening right now, governor jerry brown is meeting with the csu board to discuss new fee proposals. this comes a week after prop 30 over tuition increases. many would charge extra for a csu student who takes more classes than they need. it is to encourage students to graduate on time and make way for incoming freshmen. if approved, the new fees would take effect next fall. >>> the moraga school board is discussing how sex abuse cases are handled in the district. the student safety committee has been working on that policy. board members will discuss the lawsuit filed against that districts by former christine kunaan. tonight's meeting is set to start at 7:00 p.m. at the wauken school. >>> woshoppers are getting a ju on black thursday shopping. yes, black thursday. it gives families time to finish the meal and shop and sleep in as opposed to storming malls at dawn on friday. some workers aren't too happy with the idea. they started online petitions pushing for the day off so they can spend time with their families. >> the pe
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Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
be affected, both still eligible for medicare coverage. but it could affect mr. and mrs. brown, who are only sixty. that could raise the number to sixty-five, and mr. and mrs. jackson, fifty-five, may not be eligible until they're sixty-six or older. but others say it would shift the costs to health care providers and private insurers. >> so as the private number pays more, the government saves money. but total costs rise. >> reporter: congresss could also change the means test, meaning seniors who earn more must pay more mrs. graham, for example, with income of less than 85,000 a year will pay a premium of 85 a month. her neighbors earning more than $85,000 a year, already pay up to $250 more a month in premiums. while only 5% pay higher in premiums, congress could raise the premiums or the co-pays on all seniors. but many are on a tight budget, the median income $22,000 a year. that is why many oppose the changes. >> we want to see the numbers lowered, not simply see the seniors pay more for health care. >> reporter: since nearly every senior will depend on medicare, any decision on eligib
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am PST
politicians behind it. a yes on prop 30 and a rally was held yesterday in san francisco. governor jerry brown was there with some political heavyweights like senator dianne feinstein and former mayor willy brown. former democrats are beyond yes on 30, but plenty of people plan to vote against it. >> you are trying to get people to vote and trying to get them to vote for a specific reason. if you had to explain to them about the transition from state prison to local and how it has to be subsidized and all that, no, that gets fuzzy. >> a false choice to say it's education funding or these cuts. it was tied to education because, obviously, that was the best way to convince voters to go along with this tax increase. >> they believe this proposition is in for a very tight race. coming up later on this morning, the hurtless prop 30, the hurdles prop 30 faces and what's at stake for every californian. now, prop 30 is up against proposition 38, another ed educati education-related tax. funded by molly munger. she is serious about this. she spent more than $47 million to promote the proposition and th
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> in 10 minutes. investigators have been coming out. bringing objects wrapped in brown paper. investigators tell me they will be out here, four, five hours searching the home for evidence. reporting live in south san jose, maryanne favro. >> thank you, marianne. we see some of the investigators right there behind marianne in the house. and to put it in perspective here. three years ago. when san jose was one of the safest in the country. there were 1400 officers full time. today the staffs have been reduced by 25%. it was an unusually active day for san jose police. several incidents around town where people were stealing cars and then, smashing them in the garages now. we heard, in the story, the officers addressing one of these crashes. this one at about 5:00 a.m. in san jose. people in the car, fled the scene. >> well, tense moments in the east bay. after a car chase, that ended in a crash. investigators say, sheriff's deputies were trying to pull some one over for reckless driving in castro valley. at the intersection of norbridge avenue. the pole came crashing down on to
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
senate. and they've reclaimed ted kennedy's seat with elizabeth warren's win over scott brown in massachusetts. >> this was a win for america's middle class. >> reporter: the election now decided, lawmakers from both parties face the daunting task of getting work done in a capitol as polarized as ever. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan was re-elected to his wisconsin house seat. he returns to capitol hill with new stature and a new title, the republican to beat in 2016. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >> brian mooar, thank you very much. >>> this morning california public schools are to longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, it has failed. overnight, prop 30 did pass. prop 30 is governor brown's tax initiative. this will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for a total of 7 years and also raise the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30 and the devastating cuts that are now avoided, les go to nbc bay ar
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> reporter: master sergeant brown said she immediately reported the sexual assault to her direct supervisor. now five years later -- >> i have no faith in the guard. none. >> reporter: she believes the national guard failed to properly investigate her sexual assault. >> reporter: is this exposing the dysfunction inside the guard? >> yes. >> reporter: brown says following the incident in las vegas, she returned to duty where she said she experienced sexual harassment and inappropriate touching. she said it continue for years. >> it is multiple things over and over again. >> reporter: why did you decide to get involved here? >> because i'm a commander. >> reporter: frustrated with the guard's lack of response to jessica brown's reports, lieutenant colonel david emory sent a years us of memos to commander baldwin, the commanding officer of the california guard. >> reporter: do you have any reason to doubt her statements? >> absolutely not. she is one of the finest ncos i've ever seen. >> reporter: in his memos he wrote no reported action has been taken against anyone in the chain of command re
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
on governor brown. former mayor here in oakland and the pastor of a church made a plea. >> we've done these details. a definite decrease in calls for emergency services, in violent crimes occurring, and we've also seen an increase in community relations. >> reporter: now, this deployment is expected to be similar to previous anti-gang efforts here in oakland. it's expected that this operation will last for at least 90 days with an option to extend it. meantime oakland is planning right now for three police academies. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> it's 5:03. the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend told a martinez jury he has no regrets about what he did. nathan burress is defending himself against charges he killed debra roth and ersey everett back in 2009 at the richmo richmond-san mateo bridge toll. burress admitted thaef the shooter and said that he still feels hatred for the shooters. if convicted, burress would be eligible for the death penalty. >>> laura, a man is alive this morning, saved after being alerted by his dogs. a
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
this really got moving when a pastor here in oakland told governor jerry brown at a service here in oakland, hey, we really need some help on the streets. the governor made the commitment. oakland police have teamed up with the chp before, but they're doing it again, going to hit high-crime areas. this really comes at a time when the city of oakland could use some help. oakland is dealing with a 20% rise in major crimes this year and they have only got about 620 to 640 police officers on the streets right now. four years ago the total number of sworn officers was closer to 850. the chp and opd worked together before between 2007 and 2010, and during that time violent crime actually went down, but there just wasn't enough money to continue it. exactly how it's funded right now is still not clear, but the program is back because the community put pressure on the governor. of course he was a former mayor here in oakland. the chp says that this does get results. >> we've done these details, a definite decrease in calls for emergency services, in violent crimes occurring, and we've already seen
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Nov 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
out for me. he was that way with his friends, with everybody. >> bill brown was one of those friends. in 1982 after high school, brown and david jackson worked together at a burger king where david became a manager. brown also had a front row seat to the budding romance between jack sewn and a 16-year-old coworker. >> that's awesome. if you can find love, that's what we all want. >> so all these years later, detective vasquez paid a visit to the woman dating jackson. happy to help, she told the detective. same thing when we called on her. >> he was a very good looking man. we just had an attraction for each other and started talking. sweet, nice, kind. sweat me off my feet. he was a good guy. >> as she talked, it became clear, deep emotions would not stay beneath the surface. >> i was young. i was still going to school. this is my first love. >> two youngsters in love, and then, well, things happen, don't they? >> mom, i got something to tell you. what? barbara is pregnant. >> judy was surprised. a little worried maybe, but no one near as worried as barbara's parents. particularly he
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
sponsored gi governor brown. the other is prop 32 which will ban payroll deductions for political purposes. >> i'm curious about who are these people that think they need to secretly influence california elections, and where is the money coming from? >> we need more transparency in our political system and what turns people off is we don't know who is behind the campaigns on either side. i think trans parnd see is important. when i heard about this it didn't change the fact what proposition 30 regardless of who supports or opposes it. you can read 30 yourself. >> reporter: the attorney general is involved in the investigation now, and there could be both civil and criminal charges brought against the nonprofits. live in berkeley, kimberly terry, "nbc bay area news." >>> the final push, brown is still campaigning tonight for prop 30, which he says voters must have in order to save public education and higher ed in california. brown says the measure, which would temporarily increase the sales tax and income tax has support among democrats and republicans. >> why is it that the police chief
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Nov 14, 2012 2:05am PST
last week on a live facebook chat. she said she's not with chris brown, but i don't totally believe this because she had so many compliments about him. there's a new track on her album "unapologetic," this is called "nobodies business." it's a duet with chris brown. i just want to love you, it's nobody's business if i do. i said, is this song as obvious as i think it is? she says, no, it just means it's nobody's business and everyone needs to stay out of our business. and i said, are you not kind of making it people's business? you're singing a duet about it. >> what did she say? >> no, no. but anyway, i loved her. i'm not the only one who loves her. daniel craig said yesterday that he would love if she was the next bond girl. they said what do you think about beyonce, what do you think about rihanna, he said, i think rihanna would be great. she's kind of dangerous, she's so gorgeous. the new album's great. >> how's "skyfall" the movie? it's killing it, right? doing very well? >> breaking records everywhere. >> everyone thought that might be dying out, the franchise. >> everyone say
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
and that governor romney will in fact win the presidency. >>> governor jerry brown is spending the last few days before the election campaigning for proposition 30. he visited some phone bank workers in l.a. you might recall proposition 30 would temporarily raise sales tax a quarter cent and hike income taxes on individuals making more than $250,000 a year. it's expected to raise $6 billion to help fund education and yet there are mixed feelings about the plan. >> what they're going to do is use money they would have had to use to fund education this year and spend that on other projects they want to use tax increase for. >> as we stand for school and we stand for future and that's why they will have a strong win on tuesday. >> prop 30 faces challenges from rival proposition 38 and an arizona group spending millions of dollars to defeat it. coming up in about ten minutes, we'll take a closer look at other important issues at stake in tuesday's election with our political analyst, larry gerston. >>> much more ahead on "today in the bay," coming up, many san jose businesses cater to san jose's hoc
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
obama, that may not translate into support for support for proposition 30, governor brown's tax measure to support school. right now we're at a polling place in oakland where governor brown is expected to come here and vote around 7:15 this morning. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> as californians go to the polls, they're asked to decide a number of propositions today. from education to the death penalty. joining us with some insight on these heavyweight ballot issues. good morning. >> we are talking about propositions 30, 36 and we have invited jim contra with department of political science. you're going to talk to us throughout the morning and thank you for being with us so early on this election day. >> happy to be here. >> we're going to start with proposition 30, which is governor brown's baby. a temporary tax initiative to fund education in this state. if it loses, a whole lot is at stake. >> indeed. governor brown has really staked his reputation on balancing the budget and he said when he ran for election he would make a difference on the budge
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> 6:06. governor jerry brown will attend a meet of the csu board of trustees as they discuss a new fee proposal. today's meeting comes just a week after voters passed prop 30 which was touted as a way to avoid more education cuts and tuition increases. the new fee proposal would charge extra for csu students to take more classes than they need. csu trust tees say it's meant to encourage students to graduate on time and make way for incoming freshman. students plan to protest the meeting. if approved, the new fees take effect next fall. >>> it is 6:so07. you know why i'm excited about the forecast? because christina loren says we're going to be paid in an abundance of sunshine. >> yeah, today look at the sunrise. we do pay the big bucks to live here, let's face it. live look at the port of oakland, just a beautiful start to the day. let's take you into san jose now. clear conditions for the most part. you can see we have a few high clouds out there, cirrus clouds, making for filtered sunshine for the second half of the day, but temperatures are cool out there. cool enough for a jacket.
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
governor jerry brown made a very rare appearance this week and told the regents that they were going to have to make some heroic moves to save money. students are upset and a little confused that california voters passed proposition 30 bringing in more tax dollars but they're facing the possibility of more tuition hikes. now, the regents are asking governor brown for about $276 million to keep tuition from going up next year. brown says that's just not realistic, that they need to get more grounded. looking for money-saving options and things like online courses. >> i'm going to try the best i can to keep tuition down and i'm going to try the best i can to get revenue from the state, but i do that in the context of a lot of other claims that people are making. >> reporter: the uc president says that quality has declined with recent deep cuts. he wants to boost spending by about $584 million. he wants the state to help with a funding increase of about $150 million plus $126 million in tuition buyout. funding in exchange for keeping tuition down. if not, he's saying that uc tuition cou
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
went to opponents of prop 30. governor brown's tax initiative to help fund public schools. education groups who backed the measure are outraged at the amount of outside influence. >> we had $100,000 put into a school board race in oakland from outside donors. so this is something that the country has to look at. this is about our democracy. it's really not about a single issue or a single race. this is about money influencing how votes are cast and influencing elections unduly. >> governor brown is still at it, touring the state, promoting pop 30, which pollsters say is too close to call. >>> both nationally and locally, this was a critical election. we invite you to stay with us here at nbc bay area and our website, nbcbayarea.com all day tomorrow for complete election coverage throughout the day and night. >>> we have some developing news in the east bay, where a deadly three-car crash has shut down busy vasco road near the city of brentwood. it happened about two miles south of camino diablo. the chp says the driver of a subaru struck a retaining wall and then swerved and overcorr
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
and governor brown very happy with the final results. this morning it was official. prop 30 was passed, and almost immediately, the csu system announced it will start issuing refund checks to its students. the much hyped prop 30 was passed with 54% of the vote. it will raise income taxes on californians making more than $250,000 a year. it will also hike the sales tax by a quarter cent. the sales tax takes effect in january, and the income tax hike is retroactive to the beginning of this year. governor brown, who campaigned tirelessly considers the vote a win, not just for himself, but for the state. he says the new money will cover $6 billion in education cuts that were made in recent years. >> the good news is the state has been reaching into the pocket of school districts to take money out because it couldn't pay its bills. that day is over. we are now living within our means because of the cuts and because of prop 30. >> the governor adds that rating services such as standard & poor's are already noting california's new income and viewing its financial outlook favorably. >>> long-t
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
for truvia baking blend, we mix sweetness from the stevia leaf with sugar, for a blend that bakes and browns like sugar, with 75% fewer calories per serving. >>> it is 7:56. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. this just into our newsroom. there's been a report of a 3.4 quake near hollister and saun juan batista. we are investigating this as we speak. once again a 3.4 quake near hollister and san juan batista. >>> also san francisco police department turning to social media trying to catch two people who set a muni bus on fire. this all happened during the giants victory celebrations on sunday night. police releasing this individual wr -- video of the people setting the bus on fire. they are hoping the images will spread and lead them to the jerks responsible for this. anyone connected to the destruction of this bus will have to pay part of the $700,000 it will cost to replace it. >>> there were some rain showers this morning. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren to find out if and when they continue. >> good morning to you, jon. well, we still have very light activity mostl
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on undecided voters. it is governor brown's tax initiative to raise money for schools and colleges. a new field poll finds 48% are in favor of this tax initiative. 48% are opposed. 14% are undecided. prop 30 would hike the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years, raising about $6 billion a year and help close the state's budget deficit. >> new at 6:00, san francisco police showed the suspect who beat and kicked a muni station agent last month. they want the public's help in identifying this man. the pictures show a tall, slender man about 35 to 30 years old carrying a bike or black suitcase. you see him right here. the victim, a 55-year-old station agent told the man that bikes are not allowed in the station. the suspect repeatedly ignored him as he made his way to the muni platform. once there the detectives say the man turned on the agent, kicking him and punching him, forcing him to the ground. he has not been able to return to work. >> if you know there could be a reward in your future. a fund is being established. investigators say robbery was the motive for last night's deadly sh
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
. browned bread at that point. >> browned bread with a little crisp to it. ten minutes. >> look. look at this. it popped up. nothing. >> it's not even toasted. >> barely brown. >> that's ridiculous. >> so, erica, welcome. >> bring your own toast. bottom line. >> hey, erica, it's matt. i have a little tip for you. you will spend a lot of time in the kitchen here where we do all the cooking segments with the best food prep staff in the world. and when you get hungry, don't touch the food. they don't like that at all. they frown upon it. they can turn mean in an instant. if you do want a snack, i have a trick for you. out here in the hall just outside the kitchen and this is where they keep the prep carts. okay? see, do not touch food. this is for the segment. there's cheese and crackers, grapes, chocolate chips, and i think what they really mean is, for hosts only. so chow down, erica. enjoy yourself and welcome. >> erica, hello. welcome to the "today" show. okay, a couple of the rules here. you can have a lot of fun it at the "today" show. fun is in my dressing room, not outside of the
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
appearance at the meeting. for the first time since his election governor brown took a seat at the meeting urging members not to move forward with the hike. the board wants to impose higher fees to urge students with enough credits to graduate and make room for new freshman. brown says voters approved prop 30, now is not the new time to ask for money. >> that's why i said delay it and let me think about it. now, there are issues. can students just take courses over and over again. can they hang around seven or eight years? well, that has cost to it and we'll have to find a way to curb it. >> the governor plans to attend the regent meeting in san francisco tomorrow but late today the regents announced it was delaying fee hikes as well. >>> cap in trade, three words that tonight are a political hot potato. the new pollution rules going in effect tomorrow are creating a lot of confusion for bay area businesses. jodi hernandez separates fact from promise. >> reporter: the folks at the california resources board are gearing up for what they call a historic day as they prepare to auction off pol
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00pm PST
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Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
the huge balloons here and they are ready to roll. you can see kermit there and then charlie brown behind him. come back down to the busy street here with so many clowns and so many people staging for this event. more than 900 clowns are part of the parade. and if you look through, you can almost see one of the floats here. it's just packed on the ground, as you can see. a lot of excitement here. there will be 40 floats and one very special float this year, one that honors the first responders to superstorm sandy. of course so many in this area affected by that storm. everyone who's a part of the parade today also wearing a red cross pin to remember not only those lost but those trying to recover and trying to rebuild. a big part of that is getting back to what's normal. and what's normal here in new york is this huge parade on thanksgiving morning. more than three million people will beelining the streets here. more than 50 million people watching at home. jon and laura, i hope it will we on at your houses as well. >> it's a given. >> reporter: i'm jay dwgray. happy thanksgiving. >> happ
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> continuing coverage continues as crews try to clear dirt and debris out of city streets after thousands of gallons of water poured down a hillside in daly city. this morning, that dirt and mud still visible along the streets as crews continue to try to clean it all up. it is happening in the hillside park neighborhood of daly city. that's where christie smith joins us live with a look at the cleanup efforts. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the streets are surprisingly clean this morning. we are standing in hillside park which is still caked under about three feet of mud. now that it is getting lighter out here i want on show you what we saw in the corner of the park. you see there, the top there, that is actually a picnic table. that shows you how much mud is still here. concern, though, is what's going to happen to all of this and the hillside behind it when the heavy rains hit. cleanup will con
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
to education was a step in the right direction. governor jerry brown even showed up at the regents meeting where regents say that they need more than $276 million from the state to keep tuition from going up next year. brown says that number is just not realistic. the students say they know prop 30 was an emergency measure but it made education a priority and they say it's a good first step. >> the current uc regents budget assumes that tuition will go up 24% over the next four years. we'd like to maybe see them assume tuition is going to go down 24% in the next four years, just keep making steps in the right direction. >> reporter: the uc president says that the quality of education has declined with recent spending cuts. he wants to boost spending by $548 million. he wants the state to help with $150 million plus $126 million in a tuition buyout. funding in exchange for keeping tuition down. he said if not, uc tuition could rise by 6% as early as next year. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. >>> we're watching the skies today or a
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
brown in san francisco today attending a meeting of the u.c. board of regents. this is his second straight day of board meetings. one thing not on that agenda, increased fee force students in professional degree programs. governor brown right now is asking the board to delay that issue to allow more time to look into the policies behind the idea. that request coming after the csu board of trustees decides to postpone a vote on a new undergraduate fee structure. governor brown attending yesterday's meeting in long beach and says that he agrees with the board's decision. he also discussed the passage of prop 30 saying it will greatly help public schools and universities but keep in mind that it will not fix everything. >>> 5:13. man on the run. john mcafee say he narrowly escaped the police dragnet in belize. he is wanted for questioning for the murder. >> we were discussing that yesterday. person of interest in his adopted homeland of belize. mcafee has been talked to a reporter and says he's changed his appearance and at one point dug a hole in the sand. crouched down inside with
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
or to keep them coming. if you're well aware, governor jerry brown has wanted to do away with those. reporting live here in union city, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> today the bay area's air pollution district starts cracking down on anybody violating burn bans during the the spare the air alerts. before today, first-time violators got off with a simple warning letter. but it's changing starting today. now they'll be required to take a class online or pay a $100 fine. second-time offenders will face paying a $500 fine. >>> this morning's rain helped spare the air this morning. >> refreshing, cool, cleaned everything off. >> meteorologist christina loren. clearing out. >> it is clearing out and leaving behind good air quality. so breathe it in. take it in. still smells like showers out there. a live look at san francisco. sun breaking through the clouds. not by much but still starting to break through the clouds. we'll see limited sunshine all across the board today. this is san jose, a much darker picture here. overcost conditions. and the showers cleared from north to south. s
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
because of a lack of funding. the program is back because the community put pressure on governor brown. public safety is a growing concern in parts of oakland, especially when people known for their community service, like wilber bartley, are killed. >> this wasn't just your father and your friend. this was our friend. think about someone that hasn't done any harm. >> reporter: we don't know the dollar amount. but the family tells us they are working on a reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. >>> he was just doing his job. surveillance video shows an attack on a muni agent. the attack happened last month. you see a tall, slender man, about 25 to 30 years old, carrying a bike and a black suitcase. investigators say the muni agent told the man bikes are not allowed in the station and followed him to the platform. once there, the man began kicking the agent. the agent recovered but is not able to return to work. >>> decision 2012. the election just five days away. and there's concerns about possible ballot tampering in the bay area. some ballots ended up in the gutte
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
from governor brown to help increase patrols in high crime areas. so far this year, oakland has 108 homicides. the chp has worked with oakland police before between 2007 and 2010. the program ended because of a lack of funding. this partnership will last for at least three months. >>> marla, that help coming as an oakland community grieves the death of a popular business owner. a memorial growing for 53-year-old wilber bartley. officers say bartley was shot and killed wednesday night as he was closing up the shop. he was known for working with customers have trouble paying bills and helped with disadvantaged children. >> if someone could tak his life for money or whatever, we still don't know what it was, that's crazy to me. we need to know. >> police right now still searching for bartley's killer. the city is offering a reward for up to $15,000 for any tips that lead to an arrest. >>> the trial of a san jose principal could go to the jury today. lin endron is on trial for failing to report abuses against children. she admitted she knew about parents concerns with the teacher. the t
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Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
be wrong and governor romney will win the race. >>> governor jerry brown is spending the last few days before the election campaigning for proposition 30. he visited some phone bank workers in l.a. this afternoon. proposition 30 would temporarily raise sales tax a quarter cent and hike income taxes on individuals may knowing more than $250,000 a year. it is expected to raise $6 billion to help fund education. but there are mixed feelings about the plan. >> essentially what they're going to do is use the money they would have had to fund education this year and spend that on other projects that they want to use. >> we stand for schools and we stand for the future. that's why i think proposition 30 will have a very strong win on tuesday. >> prop 30 faces challenges from rival prop 38 and an arizona group spending millions of dollars to defeat it. one of the hotly contested races in alameda county is for the supervisor seat vacated bied in aier locklear. voters had a chance to hear from three of the four candidates that performed today. the missing candidate has some controversy of her ow
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Nov 4, 2012 8:30pm PST
ankle. for the steelers, receiver antonio brown left the game with an ankle injury and afterward said it's high ankle sprain. i'm told it's not and he can play next monday night against the kansas city chiefs. redskins quarterback robert griffin iii had x-rays after today's loss to the panthers on his ribs. x-rays are negative. he says he is fine but i'm told he is very, very sore. >> mike, thanks. folks, a reminder tune into the all-new pro football talk every weekend at 5:00 p.m. on the nbc sports network. another programming note. "the dan patrick show" can be seen every weekend morning from 9:00 to noon starting tomorrow on the nbc sports network. al and cris to wrap things up after this. . leave ordinary behind with wendy's new bacon portabella melt. applewood smoked bacon, rich portabellas in a melty cheddar sauce. unleashing the power of the melt. that's wendy's way. now that's better. [ male announcer ] can a car be built around a state of mind? ♪ announcing the all-new 2013 malibu from chevrolet. ♪ with a remarkable new interior featuring the available chevrolet mylink infot
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
incumbent, senator scott brown, who won ted kennedy's seat two years ago. the rare republican who stresses his cooperation with president obama who's expected to easily carry massachusetts. >> i was just named the least partisan senator, and i take great pride in that, in working with others trying to get things done. >> reporter: voters are deciding 33 senate races, and for much of the year republicans believed they had a good shot at picking up the three or four seats needed to take over the majority, but controversy slowed their momentum. republicans had banked on wins in missouri and indiana until gop candidates todd akin and richard mourdock made divisive comments about rape and pregnancy. >> those two races in particular, the republicans have done it to themselves, and those two races might be enough to cost the republicans control of the senate. >> reporter: in connecticut republicans had hoped former world wrestling entertainment ceo linda mcmahon could pull off an upset spending part of her own fortune, but polls show her behind. and in wisconsin former gop governor tommy thompson
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
elect, defeating scott brown, the republican, who only a couple of years ago had been the first of the tea party wave that was able to take on a seat long held by ted kennedy, a big change there, pickup for democrats. in indiana, a red, red state, instead of expecting that to go republican, it was, in fact, a republican mistake, if you will where joe donnelly, now the democrat is taking that seat after richard mourdock had made comments about rape and pregnancy that got a lot of attention. similar scenario happened in missouri, another red state that republicans had hoped to take back, but todd akin made comments that angered voters through the year. claire mccaskill, a democrat goes back for her second term. there will be more women than we've ever seen serving with 19. republicans did have one place at least where they did pick up a seat. that is in nebraska with a retirement among democrats there and now deb fisher will be the new senator from nebraska. there's a big change. but what doesn't change is that republicans will control the house. democrats in charge of the senate
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
scott brown in massachusetts. >> you better believe we're going to fight for equal pay. >> reporter: and tammy bald wind win is the first openly gay. >> i will be a senator for all of wisconsin. >> reporter: as for the republican candidates, richard akin, and akin lost to mccaskill, who held on to her senate seat. in new hampshire, all the top elected officials are now women. the governor, both senators and the members of congress, democrats started to recruit women candidates almost two years ago. >> almost at the beginning of the time when the republicans came into power in the house and the first few bills they put out took away the woman's right to choose. >> reporter: for the first time, white men will be in the minority among house democrats, but house democrats will be male. this also saw same-sex marriage gains, maryland the first to vote for gay marriage, and washington state and colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana. massachusetts legalized it for medicinal use, only. >> there is a whole lot of weed on the ballot in places. >> reporter: but in arkansas, voters
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
. on a visit to pakistan u.n. education envoy gordon brown presented a petition with a million signatures calling for education for all. malala, he said, has become a beacon of hope. >> people who were previously silent and said nothing are now saying we cannot allow this to happen. we are going to change this. >> reporter: doctors are preparing for her next surgery, but they say she continues to make remarkable recovery. this week her hospital in birmingham released a new video documenting the recovery with malala reading some of the cards and thousands of messages from around the world. >> i'm thankful -- >> reporter: her father spoke in a video on her behalf. >> she wants me to tell everyone how grateful she is and is amazed that men, women and children from across the world are interested in her well-being. >> reporter: back home her classmates gathered at school in her honor while two friends, also wounded in the attack, sent a message saying we are praying she gets better and comes back to our school. something malala's father says she hopes to do soon. nbc news, new york. >>> still
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
brown. on sunday night football, texans and bears in houston scored a touchdown on a diving catch by arian foster that just crossed the goal line, and the texans won the defensive battle in the second half for a 13-6 win. new orleans' drew brees threw for three touchdowns as the saints ended the falcons' chance for a perfect season. new orleans sealed a 31-27 victory. the baltimore ravens set a club record in scoring during a 55-20 rout of oakland, and in overtime, st. louis and san francisco played to a tie 24-24. alabama's loss to texas a&m puts kansas state in first place and in the bcs rankings. oregon moves up to number two. notre dame number three. alabama drops to four. georgia is now fifth. >>> lance armstrong sent a twitter photo this weekend of himself casually lying on a couch in front of all of these jerseys from the tour de france wins that were erased because of the books. you know, the whole doping thing. and the message with the photo reads "just back in austin, laying around" yeah, i'm just lance. >>> just ahead, 007 mania reaches the united states. and say it isn
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
. the lakers fire mike brown and replace him with d'antoni. d'antoni reunites with steve nash and kobe bryant whom he coached in the 2008 olympic games. >> and stanford tight end is a semi finalist for the mackie award given annually to the nation's best tight end. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >> an outsmoken member of the board of directors has gotten the boot. sweet is out and her bid for reelection has been derailed. she has been replaced by a 25-year-old who just received his masters in city planning. he is ready to help drive bart forward. >> one of the key priorities i have is realizing traffic relief on interstate 80 by reloo
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the line at the rose bowl. could usc take the brown from this a cross town rivals. find out next in sports. >>> welcome back. stanford is thinking upset. cardinals facing the number two team in the country. oregon right now. and in duck territory. tied at 7. 2. 30 in the first half. we'll have complete highlight tonight at 11:00. don't miss it. speaking of close games. number 18. usc. 17, ucla. bruins up 17-0. jonathan franklin, takes 17 yard for the td. bruins up 24-0, like i said this guam was close. usc, wouldn't go away. fourth quarter. down 11. matt barkley. marquise lee. 14-yard td. two point conversion. two point game. ucla. franklin. td. this one, 27 yard. he had 171 yard. and two scores. usc, driving second. and matt barkly. look out. crunched by anthony barr. ucla wins 38-4 to clinch their second. straight pac 12 title. congratulations to the bruins. alex smith. lifted a questionable -- listed as questionable for the showdown with the bears. 49ers quarterback has not been fully cleared. suffering a concussion. describe what the final step is for smith to return. and the quarterba
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